Music Groups of the 80s









There were many music groups of the 80s and there was a wide variety of NEW Wave rock music. Many groups succeeded and many did not. The music artists from the 80's had the advantage of more exposure through MTV, VH-1, and other small television shows which aired their music videos. The more exposure the groups got the more they succeeded if they were good, or had good videos and performed well.

The different types of musicin the 80's which stemmed from rock was disco, heavy metal, hard rock, soft rock, college rock, heartland rock, rap, post punk, hip hop, and more. There were also many new dances invented to fit the new music styles. Some of them were, disco, break dancing, the moonwalk, wavin’, poppin’, lockin’ tickin’, Pac man, Cabbage patch, Roger rabbit, new kids move, funky twist, running man, robo cop, and more. New instruments were also added to the mix in order to get the new sound the artists were after. Synthesizers, electric keyboards, and drum machines became very popular in the 80's rock music.

There were many 80's music groups which did not last long. Some were only around for a few years, others were here for many years, then split up and then reunited and are still performing today. There has been a lot of new compilation albums recorded and released with the hottest 80's rock music so the music will not be forgotten. The new releases also help the fans of the artists renew their collections with music they didn’t have a chance to get before. There are still many fans of the 80's music and there are many websites that have information about the music and the artists. There are also sites where one can go and just listen to their favorite 80's artist or song. A quick search on the internet will get a long list of sites with information about the 80's music and the artists. Each artist usually also has an individual website of their own with their songs and information about their past as well as schedules of their future performances.

Some of the most popular music groups of the 80's are, U2, R. E. M., The Manhattans, Hoodoo Gurus, Little River band, Air Supply, Men At Work, INXS, Crowded House, Nick Cave & Bad Seeds, Quiet Riot, Guns N Roses, Cinderella, Motley Crue, Poison, Van Halen, The Police, Lipps Inc., Eurythmics, Human League, Soft Cell, New Order, The Romantics, Salt N Pepa, Kool and the Gang, The Weather Girls, The Pointer Sisters, The S. O. S. Band, Technotronic Feat Felly, Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic force, Earth Wind and Fire, Rob base and DJ EZ Rock, M/A/R/R/S, Dead or Alive, After the Fire, Devo, Tone Loc, Culture Club, A-Ha, and many more.

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